Add the cream cheese, cheddar, bacon, ranch seasoning, and chives to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on your work surface and place the cheese mixture in the center. Fold the plastic wrap up around the cheese and form into a ball.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.
Crush the cheese crackers into small pieces and place on a plate.
Remove the plastic wrap from the cheese ball and roll the cheese ball in the crackers to coat.
Serve with additional crackers and fresh vegetables.
Chilling the cheese ball in the fridge is necessary to make it easier to work with. If you skip this step, you'll have a hard time rolling the ball in the crackers.Use any variety of crushed crackers for rolling the ball, or use chopped pecans or crumbled bacon.